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Gardener Story: Liz Smith

Gardener Story: Liz Smith

Gardener Story: Liz Smith We are excited about the garden this year! In the garden, we have garlic that was planted last fall and spinach that made it through winter in the hoops. We have started cabbage, kale, sugar snaps, and beets. Also, we have volunteer lettuce...

What to Know About Fertilizer

What to Know About Fertilizer

What to Know About FertilizerApril is the time for planting! You will be planting most of your first succession veggies around this time. And with that comes fertilizer. Fertilizer is a key component to a successful garden and for crop health.  What we’ll cover: How...

Creative Ways to Trellis

Creative Ways to Trellis

Creative Ways to Trellis! Today we’re going to learn about ways in which to make your trellises more fun. Learn about squash tunnels, bean teepees and more! There are a plethora of materials you can use and a bunch of ways to make a simple trellis multi-useful as well...

Getting a Soil Test Done

Getting a Soil Test Done

Getting a Soil Test DoneWhether getting a soil test done has crossed your mind or not, this is a must-do to get the best grasp on your soil needs. Not only will it benefit your future crop, but it will benefit your knowledge and understanding of the soil present in...

Gardener Story: Jenna Upton

Gardener Story: Jenna Upton

Gardener Story: Jenna UptonI’m not sure what to say about anything amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, but I do know I’ve been very glad to have my garden as a welcome distraction. The soil was covered in weeds and tiny sprouts of cover crop Build it Up provided to nourish...

How to Plan a Garden!

How to Plan a Garden!

How to Plan a Garden!  Hello all! It has been a weird couple of weeks hasn’t it? Currently, I am writing this from my home where I will be working and practicing social distancing for the next few weeks. Fortunately, there are many things to do in the gardening...

Gardener Story: Georgia Sinko

Gardener Story: Georgia Sinko

Gardener Story: Georgia SinkoMy name is Georgia and this is my second year in the Build It Up program. I live in Hampton and have been gardening in some capacity most of my life. My parents taught my siblings and myself to grow our own food, to cook, and to preserve...

How to Start Seeds Indoors

How to Start Seeds Indoors

How to Start Seeds IndoorsIt’s almost March and do you know what that means? You may have taken a guess based on the title, but yes, indoor gardening! It’s a bit too early to plant outdoors due to the unpredictable weather in East Tennessee, but have you ever...

Soil Temperature: Why is it important?

Soil Temperature: Why is it important?

Soil Temperature: Why is it important? Hey All! It’s that time of year to start delving into the nitty gritty of starting seeds and what our plants need to be healthy. One of the most important things for a successful garden is soil temperature. And that’s all because...

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